New look Reds can scale the heights again

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After winning five European Cups in their illustrious history, it's no surprise that - according to Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel - getting back into Europe's premier club competition is the Anfield club's No.1 priority next season.

Following their failure to qualify beyond the group stage during the 2009-10 season, the Reds had to contend with playing in the Europa League last term, eventually being ousted by eventual finalists Braga.

However, Liverpool's Slovakian centre back believes the club can get back to where it belongs; on the biggest European stage challenging the likes of Barcelona and Manchester United for the major prize.

"Our plan for this season is simple as usual - to win everything we possibly can," he said. "I can promise our fans that we will do everything to have a better season than the last one. And yes, we want to fight for the Champions League spot.

"The end of last season went very well and I believe we can continue to perform. I truly believe we belong in the top four."

Skrtel has been restricted to just one major domestic honour, won during his time with Zenit St Petersburg, where he won the Russian title in 2007. However since arriving on Merseyside, the 26-year-old has yet to add to his personal trophy cabinet.



"Obviously I have dreams left. I haven't won that many trophies," he added. "I want to win them all - that is my professional goal. I have some private dreams as well but I will keep them to myself."

Kenny Dalglish has wasted little time in the transfer window, adding four new players to his squad ahead of the new season, with more fresh faces promised before the window slams shut.

Charlie Adam is the only one to make his Reds debut thus far, and Skrtel has been impressed with the former Blackpool man. "Not much has changed (in training), really," Skrtel explained. "Everything works. I can see some new faces, though. He (Adam) is a great player and I fully trust our manager when it comes to new players."

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